Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wrapping Paper

Here is a silly little post.

It was James's birthday not long ago, and for once I had it all figured out: the restaurant, my outfit, his present... I had everything but wrapping paper!
I found a pad of craft paper laying around at work and I had roughly 30 minutes to come up with something worthy of the occasion. Easy, right?
So I began drawing - a dinosaur, a car, a snake, an egg - and then I thought "what if I write down the names of these things?". That's when the game was born. I filled the page with whatever went through my mind, and wrote the descriptions. James would have to match every name to a corresponding picture before he could open his present.
And it really worked! It was so much fun to watch him do this (and to get totally bogged down at "bomb"), more fun than seeing him open the actual gift!

Anyway, this reminded me that often external limitations allow for true creative freedom, and that constraints should be embraced and trusted.

So, can you match every word to a picture?

7 comments:

Jennifer C. Chang said...

Ha! That's so fun!
Iike how last few words evolve,
Especially like "high five", "1,000,000" , "you, me" ... Very sweet and fun ^_^

Stéphane Kardos said...

I agree Dani, limitations allow for true creative freedom, and you demonstrated it beautifully. This is fun and fabulous!

SHOo said...

Dani, it's a fantastic idea! Real pretty and super fun!

MelanieKeane said...

great idea, so original!

Quentin Lebegue said...

Great idea indeed ! So sweet.

Dani said...

Thanks, Jennifer! I ran out of ideas for objects and I got into more abstract terms - that's when I really started having fun.

Merci, Stef!

Thank you SHOo, Melanie and Quentin!

Shelley Whiting said...

That is fun and wild wrapping paper. You are very creative and talented. Beautiful work.